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The Scoop Newsletter

April 2013 Volume 7 - Issue 04



Ashland Fire Department sponsored an Easter egg hunt, March 23, 2012 in James Park. Thanks to all sponsors and donors!

$159,000 WOW! Large home in the country to raise your family. Lots of improvements made over the years. A big plus is the geothermal heating throughout. Home has large rooms including a country kitchen with wood stove, large dining room/family room with a fire place, possible 4-5 bedrooms, 2 car detached garage on over an acre of land, rural water with 2 usable wells, 4 season room used for an eating room off kitchen. Call Kendra for a showing! $159,000

Kendra Swain Realtor Office: 217-245-9613 Direct: 217-248-5665 Home: 217-243-7183 Fax: 217-243-7183


1046 West Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650

408 West Washington Ashland, IL 62612 - $139,900 Spacious brick ranch with 3BR 1.5BA in a small town environment. This home offers large closets throughout, 2.5 car attached garage that is heated with lots of storage cabinets, 2 gas fireplaces, large kitchen with tiled floor, a huge cedar coat closet, & screened in back porch. Partially fenced back yard with patio area is great for entertaining. Boiler was replaced in `04. Outbuilding and all appliances stay. 2475 West Monroe Springfield, IL 62704 (cell) 217-741-1865

Dawn Stremsterfer Realtor®, Broker Associate


Office: 217-787-7215 Direct: 217-741-1865

CHURCH DIRECTORY BEREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH Minister Edward J.Moretto Sunday Christian Education Hour - 9:30 pm Sunday Worship - 10:30 am Wednesday Eve. Prayer Mtg. - 7:00 pm We’re Open On Sunday!! CHURCH OF CHRIST Minister Howard Chartier Sunday School - 9:00 am Sunday Worship - 10:00 am FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Rev. David L. McHenry 476.3678 Sunday School - 9:30 am Sunday Worship - 10:30 am ASHLAND COMMUNITY ECUMENICAL BIBLE STUDY Tuesday Eve. Baptist Church Hall - 7 - 8:30 pm

“Where two or three come together in My name, I am there with them” - Matthew 18:20

Ladies Prayer Breakfast Schedule 2013 Apr. 6 New Beginnings Fellowship May. 4 St. Augustine Catholic “Prayer Breakfast meets on the first Saturday morning of the month from September - May @ 9:00 am with the host church providing breakfast and devotions. If your group has a conflict in schedule, please arrange to trade dates with another group and notify the rest.

Marcia Masten (Richland Creek) 691-5469 Glenda Schleyhan (First Baptist) 476-8829 Becky King (New Beginnings) 891-3454 Betty Higgason (Church of Christ) 476-3824 Elaine Roth (St. Augustine Catholic) 476-3984

ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH Father Chris Brey 476.8856 Ashland Sunday Mass - 9:00 am Beardstown Sunday Mass - 11:00 am Sunday (Spanish) - 12:30 pm Virginia Saturday - 5:00 pm UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Pam Hoffman 476.8858 Sunday Worship - 8:45 am Sunday School - 10:00 am NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH, s.b.c. Pastor Terry Beauchamp Sunday School for all ages@ 9:10-10:00 am 2nd Service - 10:15 am YOUTH4TRUTH @ 6:30-7:30 pm Tuesday Corporate Prayer @ 7:00 pm Saturday’s Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ 8:00 am

St. Augustine's Barn Sale at the Catholic Hall-Ashland Saturday, April 20th, 6am-12 noon Proceeds to World Youth Day Trip ( Like a garage sale only bigger!)

Smith Chiropractic Clinic Dr. Kathie G. Smith 111 North Hardin Ashland, IL 62612 (217)476-3547 Office Hours by Appointment Monday and Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST SCHEDULE Apr 27 - Ashland UMC May 25 - Ashland Church of Christ Jun 22 - Richland Creek Baptist

Ashland Community Days June 13, 14, & 15, 2013

The Village will be selling rock during the month of April. The cost is $34.50 per 1 ½ tons. Rock must be paid for prior to delivery. During the March Board meeting, the Trustees decided to ask residents to please move their trash cans back from the streets after the trash has been collected. Currently, yard waste will be accepted on the first Saturday of each month at the Wells. The Wells are located in Morgan County. Take Highway 123 to Creed Road, turn right and then right again at the red fence. There is a long lane and at the end are the Wells. If you are in possession of a stray dog, please call the county sheriff’s office (217/452-7718) and ask them to contact Jim Birdsell. If you see a street light out, call the Village office (217/476-3317) and we will contact Ameren CIPS for repair.

Water $27.50 $14.75 $ 1.05 $39.00

First 1,000 gallons Per 1,000 gallons after first 1,000 EPA Testing Fee Minimum monthly charge

Sewer $10.45 $ 4.40

E-mail: Facebook: Village of Ashland

Village of Ashland Board Members & Staff:

Dave Handy, Mayor Jim Birdsell, Chief of Police Ron Cave, Public Works Director Alicia Hager, Village Treasurer Vanessa Doellman, Village Clerk Kitty Mau, Deputy Clerk

Kelly Sutphin-Gutmann, Trustee Fadra Birdsell, Trustee Stan Fulton, Trustee Terry Blakeman, Trustee Frank Wallace, Trustee Dan Cuba, Trustee

Oil Changes Check Fluids and Tires Wiper Replacements Air and Cabin Filters Tire Rotations

Lance Wells Owner / Operator Cell: 217-381-2040

MATT GREER President

Located at West Central Bank 400 East Buchanan, PO Box 467 Main: 217-476-3653 - Fax: 217-476-3342 Email:

LANCE’S MOBILE LUBE Change Your Oil, Not your Schedule —- Ask About Local Discounts —-



Propane LLC 220 N. Yates - Ashland Office: 1-866-225-8126 Garrett Savage - Bob Savage Ron Ahlers - Salesman cell: (217)691-9631


Darrin Smith Owner

16693 Newmansville Avenue Petersburg, Illinois 62675

Ph: (217) 971-4571

108 W. Editor Street Ashland, IL 62612 217.476.3354 Jeffrey A. Donnan - Kay Handy Ora Lee Campbell

Other Locations: 117 S. Front Street Virginia, IL 62691 217.452.7717 Kristen Arthalony 815 W. Clinton Rushville, IL 62681 217.322.6230 Kala Peacock

116 State Street Beardstown, IL 62618 217.323.3018 Debbie Jones 979 Clocktower Drive Springfield, IL 62704 217-726-9885 Stacey M. Hester

Amity Nail Spa 116 N. Yates Ashland, IL Phone: 217-418-0558 Lana J. Pfaffe, Nail Technician

Don’t call the old number any longer!! AMITY NAIL SPA has a new phone number!! 217-415-0558

ASHLAND WOMAN’S CLUB... The Ashland Women’s Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, ASHLAND VFW POST 3546… April 2, 2013 in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church Meets monthly at 7:00 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the in Ashland at 2:00 PM. The program will be brought by TriFirehouse. ple Creek Nursery of Virginia. All women are invited to come and benefit from great the friendship and programs! THANK YOU... Our heartfelt gratitude to the Boys Scouts of Troop 125 for collecting food and donating it to the Ashland Food Pantry. Also thanks to all the persons who donated to the Scouts. This is a tremendous task and very much appreciated. - Pat Houser

AMERICAN LEGION POST 498... Meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the 3rd Monday at the Firehouse. SENIOR SAINTS TATER PARTY…. Come enjoy friends and good food with the Senior Saints on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6 pm at the Ashland Baptist Church Hall. Potatoes will be provided. Please bring your favorite toppings and a salad or desert to share. Contact Jeanne McDonald 476-8228 or Judy Mills 476-3469 for reservations.

PLEASANT PLAINS COMMUNITY CLUB... The Pleasant Plains Community club will host their annual card party April 18th at the Community Bldg. Doors will open at 6 pm and you can begin playing at that time. Cost of the event is $7:00. Come for an enjoyable evening with friends. Remember to bring your own cards or game of ASHLAND AREA VETERAN POST HOSTING choice. Table prizes provided and many items offered on the CHILLI DINNER…… raffle. Tor reserve a table please call Martha Anderson at The Ashland area Veteran Posts are planning a chili 626-1898 ANTIQUE TRACTOR CRUISE…… The American legion and VFW antique tractor cruise And poker run will be on Saturday June 15, 2013.

dinner for the public to be held on April 9th, 2013. Serving will be from 10:30 am till 7:00 pm at the Baptist Church Fellowship hall.

Prentice Farmers Elevator 2303 Elevator Avenue Ashland, IL 62612

NEAL’S BARBER SHOP Ashland, IL 62612 217.741.3874 Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 am – 1:00pm Closed: Saturday, Sunday & Monday

217.476.3516 or 1.800.255.8659 James R. Blakeman, Manager 4 locations to serve you: Prentice, Philadelphia, Strawns Crossing, and Tallula.

Dealers in Grain, Seed and Kent Feeds.

Norm Bryant Enterprises RPA Farmers Co-op Distributor of Fine Quality Vacuums Email us: RPAFARMERS@CASSCOMM.COM Richland

3090 Richland Elev. Rd. Pleasant Plains, IL 62677


Pleasant Plains


Carpet Cleaning Car Interior


300 N. Washington Pleasant Plains, IL 62677

220 North Niagara Ashland, IL 62612



Cell (217) 741-3758 Phone: (217) 476-3508

608 W. Franklin Ashland, IL 62612


Tom Carlock

Dan Cuba

PORTA student capacity: ~1,400. Student population in a consolidated school district: ~1,500. The Chandlerville facility would almost certainly close immediately! PORTA student capacity: ~1,400. Five-year projection for student population in a consolidated school district: ~1,375. How long do you think the Ashland facility will remain open in this economy? Without local schools, what chance do our communities have to attract new people? What happens to community spirit, home values, and business services? A-C Central population: ~2,900. PORTA population: ~6,900. Which community do you think will control the curriculum, spending, and policy in a consolidated school district?

Jennifer Fanning

What happens to 75 A-C Central jobs and $5.5 million in locally controlled funds? Schools may consolidate to resolve academic issues. Why consolidate when our high school just received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report?

Todd Jokisch

Garrett Savage

Schools may consolidate to resolve financial issues. Why consolidate when the Illinois State Board of Education gave A-C Central Financial Recognition status and PORTA Financial Early Warning status? Why are most members of the current school board so insistent on pursuing consolidation? First Virginia, now PORTA. Who’s next? Why be so quick to give up local control, less bureaucracy, shorter bus trips, and smaller class sizes? Check out for more information!


ADVENTURE CLUB FAIRMOUNT PARK—COLLINSVILLE, IL On Tuesday, May 14 2013 we will be heading to “Horse Racing in Collinsville”. Come join us for a fun day at the race track. Price for the trip is $69 per person, which includes transportation, Fairmount Park Track, and a delicious buffet in the Black Stallion Room. A deposit of $34.50 is required when you sign up.

A Full Service Bank 400 E. Buchanan St. P.O. Box 467 Ashland, IL 62612-0467 PH. 217.476.3325 FX. 217.476.3342



Don Smith Ashland Township Road Commissioner On April 9th

I Appreciate Your Vote! Ross Cloninger named Student of the Month at A-C Central Congratulations to Ross Cloninger for being selected Student – of – the – Month for February at A-C Central High School. Mr. Cloninger is the son of Todd and Delana Cloninger of Chandlerville. Ross is a leader both in and out of the classroom as evidenced by his involvement in various school activities. He is a member of the FFA, Natural Helpers, Teen Safe Driving, Honor Roll, and has been involved in various sports in previous years. Away from school Ross is a deacon at the Chandlerville Christian Church, he has worked for the village of Chandlerville township, volunteered at the local food pantry and works with his father on their cattle farm. Mr. Cloninger plans on attending the Lincolnland Community College for two years then transferring to Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. He plans on studying Electronic Technology. Congratulations to Ross Cloninger on this significant honor!

WALLBAUM DEVELOPMENT INC. ASHLAND, IL 115 W. Freemont St. PO Box 136 Ashland, IL 62612

Vote for James Blakeman Township Supervisor Plumbing - Heating Air Conditioning Backhoe - Trenching

We Do It All In Just 1 Call! Jim - Todd - Travis

Phone: (217)476-3595

Thanks for your support PLEASE JOIN US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST HUNGER Again this year, the Cass County Food Pantry is participating in the Feinstein Challenge to increase awareness of hunger in our midst and to raise funds for the purchase of food for those who require assistance in providing this basic need. The Cass County Food Pantry is presently serving over 360 families each month. Your support will help us receive a share of one million dollars which Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide among anti-hunger agencies nationwide. Donations can include cash, checks, food items, and pledges received between March 1 - April 30. Please mail or bring your donations to:

New Construction Remodeling Gutters

Cass County Food Pantry 138 S. Main, Virginia, IL 62691 OR Ashland Church of Christ, 320 W. Washington, Ashland, IL 62612; Contact: Judy Savage, 217-415-4395.

Co. Gardner Construction 2878 Panther G rove Road Ashland, IL 6261 2

Cell: 217-341-3415 Leave Message 217-476-8135

Remodel Kitchen & Baths Replace Roof & Room Additions

Due to a vacancy on the Ashland Township Board, Richard Edwards has registered as a write-in candidate for township trustee. Thank you Richard Edwards

"WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD" The 8th graders from A-C Central Middle School attended the “Welcome to the Real World” event on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 in Jacksonville. The event, organized by the University of Illinois Extension Office, is designed to help students learn how to budget their money in real life situations. They choose a profession and what type of car and house they want to purchase. Then they are faced with cost of living expenses: buying groceries, paying for insurance, etc., and even some unexpected expenses throughout the day. They must write a check for every expense. At the end of the day, they want to have a positive balance in their checking account. The students did a great job and learned some valuable life lessons. IHSA Solo Ensemble Contest 2013 Congratulations goes out to the member of the A-C Central Band who participated in the 2013 IHSA solo ensemble contest on Saturday March 2. This contest tests the individual student in their playing abilities. A student prepares a solo and, with a piano accompanist, this student performs for a judge and is given comments and the appropriate medal. Several students from A-C chose to participate. The participants and the results are as follows: Sebrena Reek – flute solo – I Ryan Woodard – tenor sax solo – I Ty Kesselring – bari sax solo – I Cerys Boston – trumpet solo – I Allyson Quick – French horn solo – I Hoaby Hoagland – tuba solo Allyson Quick – piano solo – I Percussion ensemble–Ty Kesselring, Jackson Allen, Cerys Boston, Allyson Quick, Daerial DeGroot, Alex Brue, Maddie Elder, Caseelynn Johnston & Breann Knapp – I Congratulations all – GREAT JOB! Special thanks go out to Cindy Bobbitt for her talents on the piano. Your time is very much appreciated.

Tanning at Tease Hair Salon 217-476-3764 to schedule appointment $35 Unlimited Tans for the Month of April.

APRIL BIRTHDAYS 1 - Eloise Quinley 1 - Rick Edwards 3 - Marilyn (Fulton) Holmes 4 - Kristen (Aggertt) Parr 4 - Donna Farmer 4 - Adam Blair 5 - Carolyn (Heather) McDonald 9 - Dick Gutmann 10 - Jake Taapken

13 - June Foreman (90th) 13 - Bill Blair 15 - Don Parsons 20 - Jeanne Fulton 20 - Brandon Eskew 20 - Jane (Elliott) Speck 20 - Ethan Mayes 22 - Patrick Sapp 25 - Norman Bryant 26 - Amy Christison 26 - Brayden Pettit 30 - Carroll Houston

APRIL ANNIVERSARIES 5 - Jeff & Beth Cosner 6 - Harold & Marge Showalter 7 - Don & Pat Daniels 7 - Bill & Kay Handy 8 - Dan & Alice Kern 8 - Ron & Dawn Hoagland 14 - Homer & Carol Rieken 20 - JR & Kathie Blair

A-C Central Middle School Math-A-Thon Raises over $2,300 The middle school students at A-C Central (grades 5-8) have raised over $2,300 for the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. This is the third largest amount the school has ever raised! This hospital treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, regardless of financial need, and conducts research to find cures. There were 48 students participating this year. That is outstanding for a school of our size. Over the last 14 years, A-C Central has raised over $20,000 for this great cause. The following students raised $125: Addie Boston and Paul Price. She is getting the alien flexible light and he is getting the wooden game set. They are each getting a certificate, t-shirt, and a backpack. The following students raised $75 up to $125: MacKenzie Rash $111, Ellen Force $105, Abigail Vandenbergh $101, Logan DeFord $100, Lace Sweet $89, Brittany Kennedy $76.20, Kaitlin Adkins $75, Brock Reid $75, Skylar Arthalony $75. They will receive a certificate, t-shirt, and a backpack. The following students raised $35 up to $75: Kaileigh Rash $65, Julianna Allen $64, Cheyenne Carter $61, Claire Greer $60, Alex Carter $51, Sara DeGroot $50, Austin Eskew $46, Braden Eilers $45, Brock Pettit $45, Lexi Carlock $45, Quinlan Mahoney $40, Jon Reed $38, Hannah Carlock $36, Brock Bruss $36, Tyler Minor $36, Kyle Harris $36, JayCee Harris $35, Grace Danner $35, Taylor Danner $35, Tanner Stephens $35, Allison Roberts $35, Kirby Cowman $35, Nataley Minor $35, Chloe Rynders $35. They will receive a certificate and t-shirt. These students raised less than $35: Johnny Carwile $30, Blake Marr $25, Gabe Carlock $25, Katie Leinberger $21, Shelby Donaldson $20, Hannah Ratliff $20, Cheyenne Kesselring $20, JT Donnan $20, Bailie Devlin $13, Destinee Jones $12, Abigail Critchelow $5, Grace Hellmeyer $4.23, Chenoa Butler $4. They will receive a certificate. All students who participated receive extra credit in math and have Casey’s pizza for lunch at school. Thanks to everyone who has made a contribution. You are truly making a difference in the lives of children around the world. To Ashland Village residents, As the April 9th voting date nears, it will mark the beginning of a transition in Ashland to a new village president. That process will be complete on May 8th, when my replacement will be sworn in. I would like to thank the citizens of Ashland for the honor of representing you for the last twelve years. It has been one of my greatest pleasures to serve you. There have been many fine people I have worked with over the last twelve years, including citizens, board members and village employees. My first term involved much learning, and I want to especially thank Doc Uhland, Jim Noel, Joette Thornley, Mary Ann Edwards and Alicia Hager for helping so much during that period. There have been several large accomplishments, many small ones, and two more (construction of the flood diversion and turn lanes at Brandt's and Dollar General) that will be finished this summer after I leave office. Although not every project has had unanimous support, we have had a consensus on every project. Your concerns and support have been important to the board, and I encourage everyone to continue letting the board know your feelings. One of the biggest challenges facing us in some decisions is the fact that some of these projects will have an impact in the community for twenty, thirty, or more years into the future. It takes a good crystal ball, along with input from many people, to make the correct decision. Other projects remain to be started and finished, and the ever changing politics in Springfield will continue to challenge the financial abilities of small towns across Illinois. I encourage everyone to participate in community affairs, whether they be at the village, school, library, youth, or any other level you have an interest in. Thank You, Dave Handy

DATE CHANGE NOTICE DUE TO CONFLICTING AREA EVENTS Sunday April 21, 2013 St. Augustine Catholic Hall


Time Lunch 12:30 – 1:30 pm Trivia 1:30 pm – ?


Trivia 8-10 people/team Individuals welcome! (We’ll help you find a team.) $10/adult $8/student

THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013 FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013

Lunch Menu Pulled-Pork Sandwich – Hot Dog Baked Beans – Potato Salad Pop – Lemonade – Tea – Water


Registration / Info Dawn Cuba – (217) 883-3041 Vicki DeFord – (217) 414-6919 Proceeds will be used for camp scholarships.

The next Community Club Meeting will be held April 18, Village Hall, 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Ashland High School/A-C Central High School Alumni Association It’s that time of year!! Pull out those yearbooks and come join your classmates and friends from high school. We’ll be holding our annual alumni banquet on Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Pete Gutmann Memorial Gymnasium. This year, we are inviting graduates of A-C Central High School to join us. All alums and teachers of both Ashland High School and A-C Central High School are invited to attend. Classes honored this year will be 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013. It’s going to be a wonderful evening! We’ll have a social hour from 5:00 – 6:00 pm with dinner to follow. Because the silent auction items were such a hit last year, we’ve gathered even more great gifts, certificates and experiences for you to bid on! Just a few of the items available will be a Cardinal baseball experience, a $500 gift certificate to Cedar Creek Resort in Missouri, 2 hours of limo service and many more! If you are interested in 50/50 tickets, please indicate the number you wish to purchase on the reservation form and your name will be entered into the drawing. At last year’s banquet, we announced that will be reinstating the Alumni Hall of Fame. We’ve enclosed a nomination form which details the criterion for this honor. Think about those people that you’ve known and respected for all that they give to society…take a moment and share their story! We will be honoring alumni from both Ashland High School and AC Central High School. This evening is a great event and a wonderful opportunity to relive our shared memories and catch up with friends and teachers. We look forward to having you join us!

Please return reservations by May 10, 2013 to Ashland Alumni Association, PO Box 251, Ashland, IL 62612 or email us at either or Name ______________________________________________________Class of ____________ Guest _________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________ City __________________________________________State ________ Zip ________________ Email _________________________________________________________________________ ____ I prefer to be contacted by email. Dinner reservations

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Ashland High School / A-C Central High School Alumni Hall of Fame Nomination The Hall of Fame Award is dedicated to honoring Ashland High School and A-C Central High School alums who have made significant contributions to society through their personal or professional excellence. Those honored will exemplify the very best of growing up and being educated in a small town and will demonstrate loyalty, determination, drive and resilience. Please return your nomination to Ashland Alumni Association, PO Box 251, Ashland, IL 62612. Nominations must be received no later than May 1, 2013. The final selection will be made by the Alumni Association Board members. Name of nominee ______________________________________________________________________ Class of ______________________________________________________________________________ Please describe why you feel this nominee should be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame: _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________

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Ashland Night May 3, 2013 at

If you always wondered what all the hype is about, this is the night to come check it out! Proceeds from this event will be donated to A-C Central PTO and A-C Central Post Prom Leaving Ashland will be providing music under the grandstands after the races 50/50 Drawing Raffle for a chance to wave the flag for a feature of your choice

Ashland Native Todd Bob from WJVO Radio

Tickets $10 and all A-C Central students get in free w/school ID Tickets available at Printer’s Ink or contact Missy Eskew 652-6127 or Emily Wallbaum 415-4628

FOUR STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY EPA The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency selected four students from A-C Central Middle School as Top 50 Winners in the Poster/Prose Contest. Nicholas Draughan, Lace Sweet, and Abigail Vandenbergh were selected for their Prose. Taylor Danner was selected for her Poster and she received Honorable Mention. All students will be recognized at a banquet on Saturday, March 23rd . Congratulations to all!!! Lace Sweet, Taylor Danner, Abigail Vandenbergh, Nicholas Draughan REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS FROM A-C CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL The following students from A-C Central Middle School will be participating in the Regional Science Fair held at Lincoln Land Community College on Saturday, March 23rd: Braden Eilers, Destinee Jones and Hannah Ratliff, Lexi Carlock and Grace Danner. The Science Fair sponsor is Dena Leinberger. Good Luck to all participants! Pictured: Front: L-R: Hannah Ratliff, Lexi Carlock Back: L-R: Destinee Jones, Braden Eilers, Grace Danner A-C CENTRAL JR. HIGH REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS At the Regional Science Fair, one project from A-C Central Jr. High qualified to go to the State Science Fair which will be held at the Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois on Saturday, May 4th. The qualifying project was by Hannah Ratliff and Destinee Jones. Their project received a 1st place rating. The other project by Grace Danner and Lexi Carlock also received a first place rating. Both projects received Best Consumer Science Middle School Project. Congratulations to all! The Jr. High Science Fair sponsor is Dena Leinberger. Pictured: Left to Right: Destinee Jones, Hannah Ratliff

Garland H. "Gary" Winner 1945 - 2013

William "Bernard" Deppe 1920 - 2013

Harold R. Sperry, Jr. 1926 - 2013

WASHINGTON Harold R. Sperry Jr., 86, of Washington, passed PETERSBURG MT. PULASKI away at 10:16 a.m. FriGarland H. "Gary" William "Bernard" day, March 1, 2013, at Winner, 67, of PeDeppe, 92, of Mt. Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. tersburg passed away on Tuesday, Pulaski died at 5:00 p.m. on MonHarold was born on March 16, 1926, in March 5, 2013 in his home surday, March 18, 2013, at Memorial Peoria to Harold and Rose Waldbesser rounded by his family. He was born Medical Center in Springfield. Sperry Sr. He married Virginia Aggertt May 11, 1945 in Springfield, the son Bierman in Washington on Aug. 12, 1972. of Harold and Gladys (Hickman) Win- Bernard was born July 24, 1920, son of William Henry and Mable Ella Virginia survives. ner. Garland married Marsha HitchAlso surviving are two sons, Steve cock on January 15, 1967 in Oakford, Hinners Deppe in Meredosia, IL. He was united in marriage to Nellie (Kathy) Sperry of Belleville and Dave IL. Johnson on December 2, 1944, in (Karen) Sperry of Jacksonville; one Mr. Winner is survived by his wife Marsha, children Mike (fiancĂŠ Tammy) Mississippi City, MS. She survives in daughter, Julie (Greg) Regh of Spring Mt. Pulaski. Other survivors include Grove; one stepdaughter, Carol Bierman Winner, Becky (Todd) Bielic and Tom his children: Sylvia Buker of Mobile, of Gibson City; two sisters, Shirley Winner, Grandchildren Lakyn and Rosenbaum of Metamora and Delores AL, James K. (Carolyn) Deppe of Zachary Winner and great-grandson Noah, Siblings Connie (Jessie) Oliver, Virginia, IL, and Clint (Diane) Deppe (Raymond) Hammerich of Glasford; five grandchildren, Angela, Danielle, James, Tim (Carolyn) Winner and Carol of Mt. Pulaski, IL; nine grandchilThievagt. He is preceded in death by dren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 3 Jacob and Alexis; and seven greatgrandchildren. his parents and brothers David and great-great-grandchildren. He was Greg Winner. preceded in death by his parents, 2 Garland graduated from Ashland High grandsons, and son-in-law, Danny. School and Western Illinois University Bernard retired from farming and he and worked for the Illinois Secretary enjoyed watching the St. Louis Carof State, retiring after 35 years of dinals and Illini basketball. He also service. He was a member of the Peloved to read and he traveled tersburg United Methodist Church, around the world. Bernard served Menard County VFW Post #6871, his country in the US Army during American Legion Post 32, Route 97 WW II. Crusaders Car Club and the Central Graveside services for Bernard were Illinois Corvette Club. He served in held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, the United States Army during the Vietnam War and retired from the 2013, at Ashland City Cemetery. Illinois National Guard with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Funeral service were held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg with the Rev. John Vidakovich officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

Illinois College Relay for Life Trivia Night All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society Where: Illinois College Campus In Memorial Gymnasium When: April 6th, 2013 @ 6:30 Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students Teams of up to 10-12 players Feel free to bring your own snacks, but we will be ordering pizzas! Questions/want to make a donation? Contact Maggie Allen: 217-248-4356 or

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